Roughly a month and a half after the search for Kiely Rodni came to an end, her cause of death has been revealed.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, in early August, news reports revealed a 16-year-old girl from California went missing. Kiely Rodni’s last known location was at a party with more than 100 of her peers.
Surprising Cause of Death Revealed for CA 16-Year-Old Kiely Rodni
Reports shared that those at the August 6th party were juveniles and young adults. The party took place near the Prosser Family Campground in Truckee, California, better known as “The Sanctuary.”
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It was reported on Facebook by the organization that had dedicated itself to looking for Rodni that a vehicle with a body inside, matching Rodni’s, was discovered. Authorities confirmed the discovery two days later on August 23.
“Today, an autopsy was conducted on the deceased individual who was found in the Prosser Reservoir on Sunday, August 21st. The Nevada County Sheriff-Coroner has identified the decedent as 16-year-old Kiely Rodni, of Truckee,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook.
“The Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office are in communication with Kiely’s family and offer our deepest condolences to them during this extremely difficult time. This is an ongoing investigation, and no other information is available at this time.”
Now, police have ruled Rodni’s death an accident, KCRA reports. In a statement released by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, it was revealed that “there was no other evidence to suggest that she was killed by someone else.”
Further, her death was ruled an accident. “The Coroners Division of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has ruled that the death of Kiely Mai Rodni was accidental.”
“This decision is based on the pathologist’s report that she drowned and that there was no other evidence to suggest that she was killed by someone else. As always, our office will keep working with the family and look at any new information about this investigation. We urge that both the media and the public respect the family’s privacy during this terrible time.”
Shortly after the discovery, Rodni’s family issued a statement of their own. “While we accept this sadness cast under death’s shadow, the rising sun shines light upon us, reminding us not to mourn our loss, but to celebrate Kiely’s spirit and the gift that we all received in knowing her. Kiely will surely remain with us even though we will not get her back.”
Although an autopsy was completed, the authorities have chosen not to release the cause or the manner of Rodni’s passing. The last time her phone transmitted a signal was around 12:30 a.m. on August 6th.
It’s also unclear where in the vehicle Rodni’s body was recovered from. However, as Today reports, the Honda CR-V, which was found submerged in 14 feet of water, roughly 55 feet from the shore, did belong to Rodni.
Mamas Uncut will continue to update this report has more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with the Rodni family during this difficult time.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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